Senior Researcher - Diplomatic Dialogue Department 2

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The Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) is an international foundation that supports peace, security and international cooperation. Established by the Swiss Confederation in 1995, the Centre is a leading executive education centre as well as a platform for high level diplomatic dialogues on critical international issues and an incubator for innovative projects. The foundation board is comprised of 54 States (including all the permanent members of the Security Council of the United Nations) and the Canton of Geneva. With our principles of impartiality, independence and inclusiveness, we foster strategic, innovative and critical thinking in all our activities.
Are you interested in joining our highly motivated team of 90 persons? If you are entrepreneurial, results-driven and a team player who is dedicated to making our stakeholders live an unforgettable experience, you may be our future:


Senior Researcher
Diplomatic Dialogue Department 2

60% - open ended contract
Location: Geneva



The Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) is offering a part-time position (60%), to a Postgraduate in International Relations, Development, Political Sciences, Economics, International Humanitarian Law or other relevant fields.



This position is under the overall supervision of and reports to the Head of Diplomatic Dialogue 2. The Senior Researcher also works in close collaboration with the Director’s Office, members of other Departments, as well as Marketing and Communications. More specifically:


  • Writes speeches and compiles presentations upon request of the GCSP Director and Head of Diplomatic Dialogue 2.
  • Carries out research and analysis on international peace and security issues, with the special focus on European security, upon request of the supervisor.
  • Collaborates with the Research and Policy Advice department on research and publications.   
  • Follows specific issues and processes in detail, depending on the department's needs, regarding ongoing and future research projects.
  • Drafts, edits, and reviews analyses and publications for Diplomatic Dialogue 2 and Director’s Office.
  • Undertakes other duties as required and requested by the supervisor.


  • Coordinates the design, preparation, implementation and follow-up of Diplomatic Dialogue activities with special focus on the European Security, under the supervision of the Head of Diplomatic Dialogue 2.
  • Develops partnerships with public and private institutions and establishes a sustained dialogue with relevant stakeholders 
  • Contributes to fundraising efforts for Diplomatic Dialogue activities.



  • Postgraduate diploma in International Relations, Development, Political Sciences, Economics, International Humanitarian Law or other relevant fields.
  • A minimum of seven years of relevant professional, functional experience.
  • Solid track record in research and publications on European Security.
  • Methodological skills and experience in conducting dialogues.
  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Excellent analytical capacities and rapid learning.
  • Strong editorial skills.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt.
  • Organised, reliable and resourceful.
  • Ability to work independently and proactively.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Ability to interact with colleagues, partners and customers from diverse professional sectors and cultures, respect for diversity.
  • Proficiency in English, French and German is required. Knowledge of Russian is an asset, knowledge of other languages desirable.
  • Swiss or EU National or holder of a valid work permit is required.


If you see yourself undertaking this exciting challenge, we are eager to receive your full application file (CV and cover letter) on [email protected] until 9 June 2023.
The successful candidate will be expected to take up the position on 21 August 2023 or as agreed upon.

The GCSP is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The GCSP recruits and employs staff regardless of disability, sex, age, gender identity, religion, cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds or any other personal characteristics.

We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest. However, please note that only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


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